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Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle civil lawsuit over alleged assault

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him.REUTERS/Mike Segar

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10,...more

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him.REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10,...more

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10,...more

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10,...more

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, walks into New York state court with her lawyer Ken Thompson (L) and a bodyguard in New York December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to...more

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to...more

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to...more

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn uses his cell phone as he leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn uses his cell phone as he leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York...more

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn uses his cell phone as he leaves his apartment in Paris December 10, 2012. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, were ordered to appear before New York state court on Monday to brief a judge on the status of settlement talks in the maid's civil case against him. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (R) appears in New York State Supreme Court next to her lawyer Kenneth Thompson for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (C) appears in New York State Supreme Court with her lawyer Kenneth Thompson (L) and another member of her legal team for a hearing in New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (C) appears in New York State Supreme Court with her lawyer Kenneth Thompson (L) and another member of her legal team for a hearing in New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of...more

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo (C) appears in New York State Supreme Court with her lawyer Kenneth Thompson (L) and another member of her legal team for a hearing in New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Seth Wenig/Pool
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Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, leaves New York state court in New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, leaves New York state court in New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year...more

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, leaves New York state court in New York December 10, 2012. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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